What is HBSC?
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is the longest running international study that focuses on the health behaviour and social context of young people. The study was initiated in 1982 by researchers from three countries and shortly afterwards the project was adopted by the World Health Organization as a WHO collaborative study. There are now 48 participating countries and regions from across Europe and North America. Data is collected every four years using a survey methodology. England has been represented in the past five survey cycles (since 1997).
Research into young people’s health and health behaviours and the factors influencing them is essential for the development of effective health education and health promotion policy.
Intentional self-harm in adolescence: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014
Cyberbullying: An analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey for England, 2014
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study for England, 2014. The data draws on responses from 5,335 students aged 11-15 years who completed the HBSC survey in England.